We are welcoming graduate students to rotate through the laboratory. Dr. Matson is a trainer in the Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP), Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB), and Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (MCP) graduate programs. The lab’s philosophy for trainees is one of exploration, support, and graduated responsibility. Trainees can expect to be part of a fun and dynamic group with multiple ongoing projects (see Research page). Along with asking rigorous basic biological questions, trainees will have the opportunity to get involved with clinical research projects utilizing patient tissue samples as part of our never-ending efforts to move our discoveries into the clinic. Our goal is for trainees to leave the lab at least as excited about science as they were when they joined, and to have developed an exceptional scientific foundation that will prepare them for success in their chosen career and make them competitive for future positions in academia, industry, government, or wherever their interests take them.
All undergraduates in our laboratory are ultimately expected to take on their own independent research project and strive to make significant research contributions within their limits of comfort and expertise, and with the full support of the laboratory and the PI. Currently, we would welcome additional students with prior laboratory experience who are seeking to complete an independent (supervised) project.